1949 ~ RENARD ~ 2013

Posted: February 7th, 2013

Lucien “Duffy” Renard of Medicine Hat, loving partner of Dianna Malmgren, passed away on Monday, February 4th, 2013 at the age of 63 years. Lucien “Duffy” was born in Virden, Manitoba on April 5th, 1949 to Robert and Irene Renard. Lucien “Duffy” is survived by his mother, Irene Renard; his brother, Ron and wife Mareen; and two sisters, Shelley Renard and Debra Renard. Lucien “Duffy” was predeceased by his father, Robert.  The family moved to Woneowone, BC and later to Calgary. Lucien “Duffy” attended Holy Name and Saint Mary’s Schools. He had two beautiful children, Jason and Selina, with his first wife, Sandy in Brooks, Alberta. He also leaves to cherish his memory two step daughters: Dena Malmgren (Shane Hamann) and their children, Jayden Malmgren (Tanner Nagel) and Cameron Hamann; and Jane Malmgren and her sons, Jordan Malmgren and Kalan Malmgren. Duffy and his brother, Ron ran an excavating business for many years in Brooks. At this point Duffy decided to pursue a higher education. He received his high school diploma at age 40 and then, with perseverance and drive, received a degree and later a masters in Health and Science. In the latter part of his education, he met the love of his life, Dianna Malmgren. They both shared the compassion of people in conflict and thus began Lucien’s journey of counselling. Lucien “Duffy” explored many parts of Canada and United States by motorcycle. He loved the freedom of the road and the abundance of nature and scenery before him. Lucien “Duffy” was an avid reader of nonfiction material that dealt with the stresses of life and the balance of inner peace. He loved all animals especially his dogs. Along with his partner Dianna, they travelled to many exotic places together. Never tiring of giving his educational advice on life, the people around him valued and trusted to him their most inner thoughts. No other person like our Lucien “Duffy” had the honesty and integrity and who strived to live by it.  We will all miss him immensely. Goodbye good friend! Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:55 a.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial gifts in Lucien’s “Duffy’s” memory may be made to Medicine Hat Family Services, 477 – 3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0G8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Lucien “Duffy” Renard. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

12 Condolences for “1949 ~ RENARD ~ 2013”

  1. Dianne Smith says:

    I was in the Heartbreaker noon hour exercise class with you and will always remember how lovingly you spoke of your “Lucien” and your many travels together. May your memories help you navigate through your journey of grief. Be well.

    Dianne Smith

  2. Verna Hilsendager says:

    Dear Dianne & family,
    So terribly sorry to hear Lucian passed away.our hearts go out to you all.I am in Phoenix for another week so will not be able to attend the

    memorial but my thoughts & prayers will be with you.

  3. Krista Sanders says:

    Absolutely devastating. The world lost an amazing man, a true saint. That man changed my life and many others. Words can not express how sorry i am for his family’s and friends loss.

    Krista Sanders

  4. Phil Gardner says:

    Lucien was certainly an amazing man.

    He was a new person to me and even though I talked to him only in the past year I am still in sadness over this loss.

    God Bless Lucien Renard…

    A Ho !

    Phil Gardner
    Campbell River
    Vancouver Island, BC

  5. Lisa Litke says:

    I first met Lucien at our early morning spin class at the Y. He always seemed to be smiling and joking about something, yet he could quickly change to a serious mood when needed. I later had the honour of working with him as a student doing my counselling practicum at Medicine Hat Family Service. Lucien taught me so much, and I watched him successfully walk with many people who were experiencing difficulties in their lives and offer them hope and healing. Their lives were changed, and so was mine. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Penny Krassman says:

    Lucien when you were born you crying, and everyone around was is smiling, so that when you left, you was smiling and everyone around was crying. Take care yourself in your journey, remember we think of you often.
    will remember never leave chicken in a car when the window open….. Penny and girls

  7. Kim Gill says:

    Dear Dianna,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. It was our privilege to have met Lucien through our time at the Y with both of you.
    May you find comfort in your memories and know we are thinking of you and your family.
    Kim and Bill Gill

  8. Randy Hamm says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am tempted to come over to the memorial as I am in Brooks. What are the odds that our father’s memorial are on the same day?
    I remember you often my old friend and have good thoughts of your dad. Wish I had known him more recently.
    I would love to keep in touch,

  9. Bernie Cebryk says:


    Dianna although I never talked to Lucien, there always was that “Good Morning” greeting at the gym and I just wanted to express my Deepest Sympathy.
    Sorrow does not last forever, but memories do and so does love.
    Take Care

  10. Lisa S. says:

    To all of Lucien’s family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. Lucien changed my life, he got me through a time I would not have otherwise gotten through. I will always remember him as the wonderful man and counsellor that he was and I know many others feel the same. He touched so many lives. He truly was an amazing man.

  11. Lazaro Duarte says:

    Still in shock. My most sincere condolences to the family and colleagues… Thanks for everything Doc.. You will be missed.

  12. Kalan Malmgren says:

    I remember when this happened it was very sad and I was so young I didn’t full understand. I’m now 19 turning 20 in July and I never truly understood how fast life is and how valuable life is. I miss these times. I remember every Christmas Dianna and Lucien would invite me and my mom Jane and brother Jordan for supper and those are some of my best memories. Rest in peace Lucien. Rest in peace Dianna.

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